CyncHealth Welcomes Daniel Harris as New Chief Information Security Officer

CyncHealth Welcomes Daniel Harris as New Chief Information Security Officer

July 8, 2024

Omaha, NE – July 2, 2024 – CyncHealth, a leading health data utility (HDU), is excited to announce the appointment of Daniel Harris as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Daniel brings a wealth of experience and a passion for improving healthcare data accessibility and security.
A Personal Mission
“I am thrilled to join CyncHealth,” said Harris. “CyncHealth’s mission resonates with me on a personal level. I’ve spent years navigating the healthcare system and have experienced delays in care or issues with quality due to a lack of accessible data.”
Career Highlights
  • Early work on the medical records team at CU Boulder, transitioning from paper to Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
  • Over a decade supporting the aerospace industry with clients like NASA, American Airlines, British Airways, and Rolls Royce in virtual private cloud environments.
  • Certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) by ISC2.
  • Progressive roles such as Senior Enterprise Systems Administrator, Virtualized Infrastructure Architect and Engineer, Global Datacenter Manager, and Information Security Officer.
  • Operating security and privacy programs to ISO 27001, FISMA, and FedRamp moderate standards.
A Passion for Security
“Information security is a blend of defensive preparation, detective work, and problem-solving that I find interesting,” Harris explained. “The threat landscape is always changing, with political and technological shifts worldwide providing new challenges.”
Vision for CyncHealth
Daniel is committed to preparing CyncHealth for nationwide expansion. “I aim to align our organization with stringent federal security and privacy standards and design scalable systems and processes to ensure rapid growth without undue risk,” he stated.
CEO Endorsement

CyncHealth CEO, Dr. Jaime Bland, expressed confidence in Daniel’s appointment. “We are excited to have Daniel on board. His extensive experience and dedication to healthcare data security are exactly what we need as we continue to refine, grow and serve more communities. We look forward to the innovations and improvements he brings to our organization.”

About CyncHealth

CyncHealth is a leading health data utility (HDU) and the designated health information exchange (HIE) for Nebraska and western Iowa, connecting over 5 million lives and 1,135 facilities and counting. These cross-connections are community-wide, consisting of hospitals, specialty hospitals, rural health clinics, specialty clinics, long-term post-acute care facilities, and other entities that have valuable data for monitoring the health of populations. CyncHealth empowers participating clinicians to provide better patient care by giving them instant access to comprehensive and longitudinal health histories, including patient encounter-level reports, diagnostic history, allergies, immunizations, and laboratory results from participating facilities.

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